Doral-based OrthoNOW, the nation’s only orthopedic urgent care franchise, welcomed international and local athletes to Miami last month as the Official Sports Medicine Provider for City Bikes Ironman 70.3.
A team of sports medicine experts from several OrthoNOW Centers led this year’s medical staff, which included members from OrthoNOW Physical Therapy Center, Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, The Surgery Center at Doral, Athletix Physical Therapy, and residents from Jackson Memorial Hospital. Together, the team worked in a fully functioning medical tent and treated approximately 100 athletes who suffered from dehydration, lacerations and severe cramping in the hamstrings and lumbar region amongst other conditions.
“I am very proud of the excellent medical care that was provided to the athletes on race-day,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW. “The staff came extremely well prepared with all the tools necessary to treat injuries and pains. Neuro Muscular Therapy and Physical Therapy were critical for the care of the athletes. Even Ellie Salthouse, who reclaimed her title this year after being sidelined for five months due to an injury, had physical therapy post-race.”
OrthoNOW is focused on assessment and treatment of a range of orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic conditions, and preventative protocols – all on a walk-in basis. Specialties include anything related to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder, and spine.
OrthoNow’s Doral walk-in care center and base of operations is located at 3650 NW 82 Avenue, Doral FL, behind Famous Dave’s. Other South Florida locations include Aventura, Biscayne, and Coral Way. For information, call 305-537-7272 or visit www.orthonowcare.com.